Daydreams and a healthy lifestyle


By Pat Larsen

For Capital Region Independent Media


As a child, how often were you admonished to get your head out of the clouds and stop daydreaming?

I know I was a master daydreamer as a kid. Who knew this was the very core of creativity and the fertile ground of exploration of possibilities? As a matter of fact, those of us who partook in the world of fantasy and visualization have gone on to careers that focused on

the arts, music, dance, painting, poetry, acting and writing.

To enter into a daydream, you have to willingly suspend conscious thought and step into an imagined scene that results in opportunities to explore something you’d desire to see happen at some point in the future.

Perhaps this is why I relate so easily to those who request a hypnosis session with me. The subconscious mind stores all the “files” that we’ve created through our experiences, our daydreaming, our focus and our wish list.

Tapping into those files requires the viewer to relax into the possibilities that their questions about issues can and will find answers in the subconscious state. It’s actually quite incredible guiding a participant to the place that helps them to find answers.

The very pulse of the subconscious mind is belief. If you truly believe what is uncovered, you will eventually realize a result — for instance, weight reduction, smoking cessation, overcoming fears, landing the job. The list goes on and on.

Curiosity and belief may indeed lead you in the direction of this coming year to seek out the guidance that a trained hypnotherapist can offer. Allow yourself to consider what the freedom from carrying emotional weights might feel like.

Daydream about it… there’s no one saying you can’t now.

This New Year is most likely going to either continue as the past two years with “more of the same” — you add what that statement might mean for you — or a brand new way of thinking, experiencing and navigating our lives. I see it as a choice we all have to make.

I do know that in community we heal, in isolation we fall into disease.

What will you do? How will you choose to live your best life?

Have a blessed New Year. If nothing else, 2022 is already shaping up to be interesting.


Pat Larsen is a licensed Zumba dance fitness instructor specializing in senior, active adult, baby boomer and elder health and fitness for the past 12 years. Winter sessions begin after the New Year, Mondays and Thursday mornings at Shamrock House in East Durham. Please call or email to check on availability. Pre-registration is required; no walk-ins. Pat Larsen is a certified hypnosis therapist for behavioral modification including pre-surgery hypnosis and behavioral modifications. Offering programs to teach acupressure techniques and simple directive guided meditation, private readings and one-on-one sessions that will unlock your focus to help you to live your best life. There is no better time than now. Call 518-275-8686 (from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.) or email


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